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Re: I usually boil water for tea using a(n) ...

by jgamble (Pilgrim)
on Feb 02, 2013 at 20:09 UTC ( #1016747=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to I usually boil water for tea using a(n) ...

I was a kettle-on-the-burner guy (it's just boiling water after all), until my sister bought me one of the fanciest electric kettles I've ever seen.

I've become a convert. It has variable temperatures (in degrees F it has pre-set buttons for 175, 185, 195, 200, and 212, which are supposed to be the ideal brewing temperatures for green, white, oolong, french press they snuck a coffee in, and black teas). It has mL markings on both sides of the kettle for right and left handed people, and it's just all-around geek-friendly.

Breville variable temperature kettle

Now I'm experimenting with loose-leaf teas...

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Re^2: I usually boil water for tea using a(n) ...
by CountZero (Bishop) on Feb 03, 2013 at 17:30 UTC
    Nice invention. Of course as soon as you pour the exact temperature water in your teapot, the temperature drops and then the water is too cold. So first heat the teapot with higher temperature water, throw that away and pour in water at the right temperature. A special tea-thermometer is an indispensable tool in your tea-lovers tool chest.

    What do you mean by "Now I'm experimenting with loose-leaf teas"? You don't mean you have been drinking tea made from these horrible tea bags, filled with dust?


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